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The Story of Mayo by Rosa Meehan

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The Story of Mayo celebrates Mayo in all its aspects, its landscape, archaeology, history and its people. Conceived at the dawn of the new millennium by Mayo County Library, the book is a stunning visual record of life in Mayo from earliest times to the present day. It explores the unique experiences and character of the people of Mayo through their work on and off the land, their cultural and artistic expression, their educational and sporting achievements, spiritual endeavours and political struggles. The text is wonderfully enlivened by the inclusion of hundreds of photographs, which provide an appreciation and understanding of past and present Mayo. From the earliest farms at the Ceide fields to the land league and from pirate queen Granuaile to Mary Robinson, Ireland's first woman president, this is the story of a remarkable county and a resilient people. The Story Of Mayo was produced by Mayo County Library and written by Rosa Meehan.

Reviews

"It is doubtful if a better or more beautiful way of describing (Mayo's) history can be found anywhere else. …If this is not already on the shelves of most Mayo households, it should be".
-The Irish Times

"Magnificent and an exceptionally illustrated popular history of the county and its people
-Books Ireland

Hardback 393 pages ISBN 0951962442 Date of publication: 2003
PRICE €30 (inc. postage)

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